Pro-Life Advocates Nationwide Excited About Next 40 Days for Life Campaign
by Steven Ertelt
September 22, 2008
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — Pro-life advocates across the country are excited about the upcoming 40 Days for Life prayer campaign. The event, which takes place in communities and at abortion centers nationwide, doesn’t officially start until
this Wednesday yet thousands of people have already begun to get involved.
David Bereit, the head of the campaign, tells LifeNews.com that he went to Indiana to meet with hundreds of people getting started at a kick-off rally.
"Yesterday afternoon, I was blessed to join more than 200 people at the 40 Days for Life kick-off in Indianapolis — which concluded with a two-mile procession to the Planned Parenthood abortion center where the campaign will be focused," he said.
"I then drove up to Fort Wayne where 300 people packed a Lutheran school gymnasium for an electrifying kick-off event," he added. "At the end of the rally, the attendees collectively committed to hundreds of hours of participation in their local 40 Days for Life vigil."
Bereit says he is getting similar reports from other cities across North America and many locations are still gearing up for their kick-off events which will be held over the next three days.
The excitement could produce the largest ever campaign in the event’s history.
"People are coming out in far greater numbers than we have ever seen before, setting the stage for a powerful — and world-changing — campaign," he said.
The campaign hasn’t yet begun, but Bereit says he’s already hearing about its impact.
He says Shawn Carney of Jackson, Mississippi learned about a local woman who had heard about 40 Days for Life in her church the previous Sunday and
signed up for an hour.
"Not realizing that the campaign had not officially started, she went out to the abortion facility the next day and God used her faithful stand that hour to
save a life and protect a mother from abortion," he said.
Bereit says church leaders in Birmingham, Alabama also heard about a woman who had an abortion 20 years ago and who is still reeling from the problems it caused her. She is now plugged into a program to help post-abortive women and her life is turning around.
Related web sites:
40 Days for Life – https://40daysforlife.com
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